THE government hailed a fall in unemployment yesterday, but more than a million people remain trapped in part-time work and millions more suffer low pay and zero-hours contracts.
In north-east England unemployment soared by 12,000 — even before the thousands hit by the closure of...
Thursday 15th Oct 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
OFFICIAL figures showing unemployment on the decline yesterday masked the fact that there has been a jobless increase of thousands in northern England, writes Peter Lazenby.
The region was struck last week by news that SSI steelworks in Redcar, Teesside, would close for good.
posted by Morning Star in Britain
TEAMS of union activists are to be sent into northern communities blighted by some of Britain’s worst unemployment levels to help struggling people survive.
The newly trained volunteers, drawn from the ranks of Unite Community members, will give benefits advice and teach people...
Friday 9th Oct 2015
Official jobless total shoots up to 1.82 million
Thursday 17th Sep 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
TRADE unionists attacked the government’s economic programme yesterday as a new fall in graduate employment was branded “very worrying.”
The number of people employed after finishing a university degree has fallen by over 1 per cent in the last 12 months to its lowest...
Wednesday 9th Sep 2015
When welfare sanctions hit one man, he took a decision no father should ever have to make, writes CHARLOTTE HUGHES
Saturday 22nd Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
Almost half rejected prospect of uncertain schedule and pay
Friday 21st Aug 2015
Failure to find work or training would lead to loss of benefits
Tuesday 18th Aug 2015
posted by Will Stone in Britain
YOUNG people on benefits will be forced to go to “boot camp” or face having their welfare stripped under draconian new government plans revealed yesterday.
Those between the ages of 18 and 21 will be ordered to “earn or learn” under the plans revealed by...
Monday 17th Aug 2015
Austerity has become a catch-all EU policy for emasculating trade unions, imposing zero-hours contracts and mass casualisation of labour. It is time to give it the elbow, writes BRIAN DENNY
Friday 14th Aug 2015